This could be your street right here in Dearborn Heights if you do not pay attention. You live on a quiet street never had any problems until you started to notice cars pulling up in-front of one home. They pull up honk their car horn someone comes out and passes something to the person sitting in the car. Cars parked up and down the street going in and out of the same house. Little did you know that this house is a “Care Giver House” for medical marijuana. The State legalized medical marijuana and made it legal to sell it out of homes in the city right in your neighborhood.
The example I give is happening right here in the city. I have talked with two women who are dealing with this every day and have been for a long time. While there is only suppose to be one caregiver to the address. This home has several that work in shifts. Looking into seeing how legal that is. One person owns this home and several others on the south end of town. The issue is coming before the city council again. The city is looking to make an ordinance to deal with the state law.
There are several homes in Dearborn Heights and at least one clinic see here. Not only that we have a delivery service just one of many. Eugene Runco who is a Dearborn Heights resident and someone who is a big supporter of medical marijuana is quoted as saying “The only thing medical marijuana hurts is a patient’s waistline,” said Eugene “Bill” Runco, founder of the Marijuana for Life Foundation in Dearborn Heights. A relative of former 19th District Chief Judge William “Bill” Runco.
Runco’s had better luck in Dearborn Heights, where he’s been working with city officials to establish a new ordinance that would allow businesses like his to operate in the city. Read the rest here Runco attempted to open up in a medical office building in Dearborn Heights. City officials told him the facility, on Warren east of Outer Drive, didn’t have enough parking to provide for students in the education courses he was offering, he said.
More recently, Runco submitted a proposal for a cannabis clinic on Telegraph just north of Michigan Avenue in Dearborn. But again, concerns about parking space derailed his plans, he said. Source: Downriver Sunday Times According to the two woman I talked with Runco is the owner of the home directly across the street from them. The same home with all the cars pulling up honking horns and parking up and down the street.
Then you have a woman who grows medical marijuana in her own home just for her son who carries a medical marijuana card. She is his “caregiver” she follows all the rules set up by the state. She does not grow any thing except for her son, she is not selling it to anyone else. No cars pulling up no disruption to the neighborhood no one is even aware of what is going on it is a private thing. I thought that there had to be a history of a long time medical condition in-order to get one of these medical marijuana cards. The woman’s son is a long time suffer of a disease and has the medical evidence to back it up. After the state passed this law it looks like anyone can walk into the walk-in clinic and get a card.
Eugene Runco, whose pit bulls also were involved in a recent attack, is headed to trial on a number of charges.
He’s charged with two counts of dangerous animals causing serious injury, a four-year felony and two counts of allowing dangerous animals to run at large, a 90-day misdemeanor. Source:Press&Guide
I understand that many people are being helped with medical marijuana. I understand a mother helping her son, and only her son. To me that is how it should be. This woman is not looking to make any money she is just looking to help her son. How many of you want to have the type of homes in your neighborhood that have anyone pulling up to them day and night. I find even more disturbing that there are so many being opened up on the south end of the city. Why there what is the reason for that a house on one block and the next block over you will find another one.
This is all coming before the city council something that will affect each and everyone of us. This is one issue that you all need to speak up about. The council will make a decision with or without your input. Maybe you would just like to have the house next to you open up as a “caregiver home”, and when you call the city to complain about it. You will be told it is to late because the council already voted on the ordinance that we now have in the city.
Call your council members ask when it is going to come before them for a vote. See what they are proposing for the city voice your concerns if you have any. Or voice your approval either way speak up and be heard or not it is up to you. If there was a time that all of us without exception are going to be affected it is on this issue. Some of you may be thinking well it will not come to my neighborhood I beg to differ it can come to any neighborhood even yours.